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Re: how to change the default ugly background for gdm?



Brian Millett wrote:
> I just can not express how much I deplore the cheese background for
> the GDM screen in F9.  I feel like I'm in a nightmare tron movie.
>
> How is that changed?

I've successfully used gconftool-2 to set a background for gdm:

su -c 'gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/var/lib/gdm/.gconf -s --type string /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename /path/to/background.jpg' gdm

If you run SELinux in enforcing mode, make sure that any image you
point to doesn't have a problematic context.  I managed to use an
image that was default_t and that didn't work so well. :)

Also ensure that the image you specify is readable by gdm.

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